Landmark Cork viaduct to be lit up once again

Landmark Cork viaduct to be lit up once again

THE Viaduct on the N71 Bandon Road is to be once again lit up with lights following a decision by Cork County Council.

Ben Dalton O’Sullivan proposed a motion at the latest Carrigaline Municipal District meeting calling on Cork County Council to arrange for the feature lighting at Chetwynd viaduct to be turned back on.

It had been lit up until work was carried out in the area several years ago. 

County Hall Senior Executive Engineer Madaleine Healy said the crew must have cut a wrong wire accidentally.

Mr Dalton O'Sullivan asked the local area engineer to arrange for the lighting to be repaired and turned back on.

He highlighted the great history associated with Chetwynd Viaduct near Waterfall.

The West Cork railway ran across the Chetwynd Viaduct
The West Cork railway ran across the Chetwynd Viaduct

“The viaduct was built around 1849 and really is an iconic piece of Cork Architecture. "The great Mick Barry from Waterfall once threw a 16oz bowl over that viaduct and it would be great to show off the viaduct with the feature lighting that was there previously” said Mr Dalton O'Sullivan.

Fianna Fáil Councillor Seamus McGrath said Mick Barry was married to his mother’s aunt and he grew up hearing stories about the Viaduct and was very much in support of it being lit up again.

Engineer Madaleine Healy said she has=d arranged for an electrician to visit the viaduct and arrange for the lighting to be repaired.

Mr Dalton O’Sullivan said that he was very happy that his motion was adopted and said it was a great outcome.

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